February 5, 2023

Lagos approves 135 non-public hospitals for COVID-19 vaccination, okays N6,000 rate

The Lagos Point out Federal government has engaged 135 private health services for the administration of COVID-19 vaccine, saying this will bolster the mass vaccination system targeted at four million citizens by December 2021.

The state Commissioner for Health and fitness, Prof. Akin Abayomi, in a assertion on Sunday, mentioned the selection of public and non-public vaccination internet sites in Lagos was now 360.

Abayomi explained the enrolled non-public services have been engaged following a rigorous choice and accreditation method that hinged on top quality assurance, vaccine protection and abide by-up care.

He extra that the list of accredited personal and community amenities is accessible on the site of NPHCDA and the formal interaction channels of the Lagos State Government.

“The determination to leverage on the private sector is based only on our take care of to involve personal well being facilities and corporate establishments as further web sites for the COVID-19 vaccination administration. This is in furtherance of the effort to raise the get to and obtain to the accessible vaccines presented by way of the generous contributions and donations by the Federal Governing administration and our donors.

“By performing this, we are once once more recognising the impression of the collaboration between the community and non-public sector for healthcare and strengthening the connection for significantly-reaching initiatives in the State.

“We also realize that there are citizens, who for personalized causes, would want to receive the vaccine at the ease and comfort of a private facility. It is significant that this kind of citizens need to not be deprived accessibility to the vaccine in particular as this negates the principle of vaccine equity. Hence, the involvement of the non-public sector is significant.”

The commissioner extra that all those who wished to get vaccinated in private facilities would fork out an administration rate of N6,000.

“Those that want to obtain the vaccines within just the comforts of a non-public facility can do so at a nominal administrative price of N6,000 for two doses which protect the value that the private sector will incur to facilitate the administration of the vaccine which involves logistics, personnel, top quality oversight, administrative and overhead costs.

“I wish to observe that no a person is compelled to acquire their vaccines at any private facility as the vaccines in both are of the identical top quality and manufacturer. We have also invested in the training of our public staff so that the client encounter in our public amenities would be matched similarly with that of the private sector.

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